Santa Barbara Ranger District
Los Padres National Forest
Monday, July 28, 2008, 6:00pm
Fire officials will declare the Gap Fire fully contained today at 6:00pm. The human-caused fire started on Tuesday, July 1, in the Lizard’s Mouth area along West Camino Cielo. It burned 9,443 acres and destroyed 4 outbuildings, but no homes. Some smoke may occasionally be seen coming from within the perimeter of the fire. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the area. The emergency closure surrounding the Gap Fire will be lifted effective Wednesday, July 30. The section of West Camino Cielo from just west of the Winchester Gun Club to just east of Broadcast Peak will remain closed to all vehicle traffic until further notice.
For more information about the Gap Fire, call 805-961-5745 or 805-961-5759.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 01st, 2008 approx. 05:45 PM|
|Incident Commander||Dana D' Andrea|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday July 28th, 2008 approx. 06:00 PM|
Mature (50-55 year old) chaparral, 15-20 feet tall. The last time burned, was in the 1955 Refugio Fire.